Tuesday night was Rouladen night. I knew it would take a long time, so I decided to cook it Monday. I went to the grocery store Sunday and bought the ingredients.
Dang it, I forgot the carrots and celery. Well, that’s okay. No one but me would eat them cooked anyway. And do I really need to cook the bacon in a separate pan? That just dirties more dishes. The directions also say I should preheat the oven.
Oh. I’m supposed to use twine after I stuffed them. I don’t have any. I’ll use toothpicks – got plenty of those. Buuuuuuut – I have to flip the meat. Perhaps twine would have been better. It would probably also help if I had the entire pan on the burner.
Was I not supposed to use all the onion with the bacon mixture? Okay, everything’s stuffed, rolled, and held together. Now I cook for 90 minutes. Why did I turn on the burner?
And it’s done! … except I was supposed to bake it in the oven. sigh
The verdict: Not bad. My family prefers its steak unadorned, but the bacon was a nice touch.
Have you ever had to improvise in the kitchen? I would give away a cook book to a commenter, but my house went through some major cleaning and I have no idea where anything is. But if you comment, I’ll send good kitchen vibes to you over the Internet.